Friday, 11 September 2015 16:20

No Wonder Diabetes is Rampant!

I read a large assortment of magazines, both print and online, to keep current on nutrition news and research as well as to get recipe ideas for meals and snacks. I just finished flipping through a magazine targeted to diabetics and I have to say I am appalled!

Friday, 27 March 2015 18:26

One Meal, Two Meals, Three Meals, More?

I have seen several different sources of nutrition information recently “debunking” nutrition myths. One of the myths being debunked relates to the number or frequency of meals each day and the associated health impacts.

Typically the premise being “debunked” is that more frequent, smaller meals each day is associated with increased weight loss or increased metabolism.

Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:44

National Nutrition Month

I received my monthly newsletter from Blue Cross Blue Shield reminding me that March is National Nutrition Month.

The letter included tips to help people stay on track when making smart food choices.

Saturday, 22 March 2014 21:31

Health Conspiracy or Reality

Recently, USA Today published an article about widespread belief in health conspiracy theories. Apparently over half of American adults believe that federal agencies, the government, and/or corporations are involved in some cover-up of health information. This was based on a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine that was based on an online survey of 1351 adults. Not exactly a large sampling but I have no doubt that many people believe this.

Monday, 22 July 2013 02:22

Qia Cereal

If you, like millions of other Americans, have discovered that you have developed a gluten sensitivity and you really miss cereal (like yours truly!), I found a great product at Costco!

It is called Qia by Nature's Path.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 01:31

Go In and In

I have to share this poem that my yoga instructor read to us on Saturday morning to start our session off.

It is called Go In and In and the author is Danna Faulds.

Saturday, 18 May 2013 21:00

Just Say NO to GMO (and "GMA")

The acronym, GMO, stands for “genetically modified organism”.

Several crops grown today (soy, corn, cottonseed, canola, sugar beets, papaya, zucchini, yellow squash, and alfalfa) are classified as GMO when they are grown using seeds or plants that have been genetically modified to tolerate herbicides and/or resist pests. The way that they are genetically modified is by splicing in foreign genes (i.e. proteins or DNA).

Biotech agriculture companies like to ...

Saturday, 13 April 2013 16:59

Eating in Season

I was reading an article in one of the [many] newsletters that I subsribe to about eating in season. We see this phrase associated with multiple news areas: nutrition, economic, and environment.

Eating seasonally refers to eating those fruits and vegetables that can be obtained locally for the current season. This is largely tied to the climate and soil conditions of the area in which you live.

Thursday, 04 April 2013 15:27

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